Terry Lee's Impressionistic Style
The dynamic art of Terry Lee goes far beyond reproducing the subject on canvas in a sterile, photographic style. Stunning use of large canvases and colors emotes the strength and energy of nature's most intimidating specimens.
To stand before a massive work of art that towers overhead pulls the observer into the light and life of the African wild. The sheer raw power of muscle and sinew, fang and claw, leap from the canvas - creating a desire to stand back a safe distance.
Terry's methods bring an outrageously unique style to the forefront of wildlife artistry. The essence of Terry's quality portrayals lies in transparency wash techniques which bring a luminescent quality and produce dazzling color effects.
It becomes impossible to look at a Terry Lee painting just once. They draw you back again and again to feel the energy they provoke. Terry's collectors experience this bold usage of color as refreshingly different from anything they have ever seen. This unique style has been described as "A breath of fresh air in a world of sameness".
Terry captures the spirit of the animals he has witnessed for himself while traveling in the African wild. He has seen and experienced the action of each with "African Eyes" and brings that force to bear in each work of art.
Terry states that he wants to create a "sense of energy, yet with an underlying peaceful texture which is the paradox of the African wild. To portray these magnificent animals is to capture emotion with brilliant color and light, sweeping brush strokes -
drawing the eye into the scene. I want the viewer to feel the intense light and heat of the sun, the mood and atmosphere I felt in actually being there."
Never content to stay in the same venue, a trip to Italy brought a European experience to Terry. The romantic feel and colors of Venice, Florence, Sienna, and Rome offered Terry new subjects to paint. His Italian work has been exciting and fun, as well as a change from Africa and the West.
Terry's work is exhibited in major shows and prominent galleries throughout the country. Private collectors and corporations provide the market for Terry's most unusual style.